Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’

Making A Difference

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 by by
I came across this quote today, and I just felt compared to share it. It’s pretty self-explanatory as to why. I know each of us, at times, feels like we cannot make a difference on our own. How often does that little voice creep up inside your head telling you, “Why bother? Nobody cares what you think. Your opinion doesn’t matter, it’s not going to change anything.”
Well, guess what? It does matter, and you can make a difference.
“While wandering a deserted beach at dawn, stagnant in my work, I saw a man in the distance bending and throwing as he walked the endless stretch toward me. As he came near, I could see that he was throwing starfish, abandoned on the sand by the tide, back into the sea. When he was close enough, I asked him why he was working so hard at this strange task. He said that the sun would dry the starfish, and they would die. I said to him that I thought he was foolish. There were thousands of starfish on miles and miles of beach. One man alone could never make a difference. He smiled as he picked up the next starfish. Hurling it far into the sea he said, ‘It makes a difference for this one.’”

If at first you don’t succeed… try drinking more coffee

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 by by

Seriously coffee has become my solution for everything.  Some of you may know that I have recently started an online college program.  I have actually gone to college a few different times but never finished so this time I am determined to get through this.  Since I have four kids, homeschool, and run a busy website, you may be wondering how I do it all.  Well the answer to this is….. I don’t!  Although I am really trying to get better at multi-tasking, usually what happens is I juggle.  I think this is how all good mommies get things done!  One day I might get a ton done on JM but fall terribly behind with school work and the next I might get caught up with school but fall behind on JM duties.  I just finally have learned to accept that I can’t do it all, all the time.  It also helps that my husband fills in the gaps.  He does a lot of the mommy duties like cleaning the house and helping with the kids’ homeschool work.   Aren’t I lucky?

The reason I titled my post if at first you don’t succeed is because I have tried many things and failed the first time, the second time, the third time, and then finally got it right by the fourth or fifth time.  So many times I see moms give up on something they want to do because they failed at it the first time or felt like they failed at it.  Instead of persisting and saying I can do it, they say “whelp I tried that and it didn’t work for me.”  Just because something didn’t go well the first time (or the second or the third or even the fourth time) doesn’t mean you aren’t good at it or that your plan won’t work.  Every successful person got to be this way by persisting and trying again.  Most people are just not naturally good at things, and even the ones that are (more…)